9 May 2021
WOMEN OF FAITH
Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
The greatest asset the world has are women of faith. The greatest influence a mother can have is to be a woman of faith. Women have made a greater contribution to this world than anyone else. If you want to be an agent of change, be a woman of faith. Through your faith, God will make things happen.
Many women followed Jesus from Galilee. Some even ministered to Him. They didn’t just follow Him. They were instrumental in ministering to Him. After the men had left, who was there? Who visited Jesus’ tomb first? It was the women. Mothers, you are instrumental in the kingdom of God. Without saying a word, you minister, bless, encourage, and bring a change.
What kind of faith must she have?
1. A Saving faith. The women who followed Jesus had saving faith. Jesus had come to save them. They were women saved by His grace. This was not some ordinary faith because they knew they had met the Master. If we don’t have an encounter with Christ, we cannot have this saving faith. This is the first ingredient in establishing what kind of faith to have; they accepted Him. We know He is the way, the truth and the life. A faith in our Christ the Saviour. Many scoff at this today, our faith in Jesus Christ. We experience Jesus daily and through this we understand – we have been saved by Him and live in His saving faith.
2. Simple Faith. An uncomplicated faith. Sometimes we overanalyze and complicate things. But we must realize, He is who He says He is. The same yesterday, today, and always. The Messiah, the Son of God. And this is what those women following Him believed then, and what we believe now. They just simply believed in Him. Where He went, they followed. Just follow Him. Have faith in Him. Mothers, when things are going array, just have faith. A plain, ordinary, uncomplicated faith in God.
3. Strong Faith. Simple does not mean weak. Those who followed Jesus were in danger. But despite this, the women were there. They had faith in Him. When God appeared to Mary, there was a simple, strong faith in knowing that He would do what He said He would. And today, He will do what He says He will do, beyond our comprehension, just as He did with Mary. A strong faith perseveres even under immense pressure. He will see you through. Even today, we need a strong faith to withstand the state of the world. It is this same faith that will carry your spouse, your children, your neighbor and anyone who sees your faith.
4. Visible faith. This is a faith that does not just take place here but steps out into the world. Not afraid and unashamed. Make known your faith to the nations. Walk in faith. True faith can be seen in action. It’s with a pure heart that we can bless and multiply in the kingdom. It is about stepping out when you cannot give more but knowing what God commands of you and knowing He will carry you through, you need only have faith. Put that faith into action and trust Him.
Someone needs your unwavering faith. Step forth in faith mothers, and believe. A woman of faith speaks of her faith to others. Share your faith and plant the seed. Your children may be wayward, do not give up. Your share your faith and let that be a saving faith that reflects off you as God’s child. The next generation will praise you for the faith you have.
Mothers, you are called to be women of FAITH. Have a SAVING faith in Christ as your Saviour. Have a SIMPLE faith; uncomplicated and just trusting in Him. Have a STRONG faith in God that is VISIBLE in your life and God will honour you.
Be Women of Faith.
Word and Preaching by Rev. Quinton Williams
Blog post by Abigail Adams